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haven't seen any political progress here. >> right. and mohamed, let me ask you this. let's talk act the first piece of damage we may see, which we saw during the debt ceiling debate, the idea that the u.s. gets its credit rating hurt again. there's been some talk about it from fitch. the net result of lowering the u.s.' credit rating the last time around and-in the debt debacle, it's kind of sad because the first experience most people have with that is it wasn't as bad as we were warned it was going to be. is there a real danger to the u.s.' debt rating and what could that mean? >> at some point, there was a danger. the reason why we haven't felt it is because we've been doing better than rest of the world. this concept that my colleague, bill gross says, wear the cle cleanest dirty shirt. so we're not clean but we're cleaner than europe is right now. >> right. >> so we haven't felt it. my main worry is the following, that if the republicans and democrats can't get together to solve the fiscal cliff you will need an external force, a major market sell-off, you will need a major eco
of mohamed morsy packed the area as morsy called for a referendum on a new constitution. his critics say the constitution was rushed through. we'll go live to cairo for a live report in just moments. >>> north korea will try again, taking a stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, putting a satellite into orbit. this is coming from the state-run media. it will be launched between the tenth and 22nd of this month. they tried earlier but it crashed into the sea. the state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by north korea provocative. >>> and nations around the world observing world aid's day, in march, bangladesh -- a march in bangladesh, showing how activists have helped this movement go global. 34 million people have been living with hiv. >>> and david beckham's final soccer match is under way. he is playing his final match at the championship game. but beckham is not retiring from soccer. at the age of thirty-seven, he is making his final run before hanging up his cleats. >>> and at a department store, the music, and answer may surprise you. >>> and could be the
protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal cliff and only 24 days. and it is what house speaker john boehner did not say that is drawing attention tonight. when questioned by reporters yesterday, boehner would not comment on whether there is room for compromise on the president's demand for higher tax rates, on high income americans. boehner and the president spoke by phone this week, but in public comments, appear to have no -- made no progress. >>> same se
reduction package. >> mohammed aladarin is the ceo of pimco and mark zandy is a chief moist at moody's analytics and joining me in studio is christine romans. the gdp for the u.s. grew at 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. you can see the chart, it's been choppy, but it looks like we're going in the right direction. america's economy is gaining pace, doing better than expected. and we've been saying the 2013 could be the year of a real economic renaissance in the united states or at least the beginning of one. talk to me about the consequences to our prosperity if washington doesn't reach a deal. >> the consequences are not good. so what the numbers are telling you is that the private sector is healing. and if the private sector were left to its own devices, it would heal faster. unfortunately, washington is getting in the way. and what we find out this week, ali, is that the problem is not just a lack of trust between democrats and republicans, we found out that the republicans themselves can't unite. which means that the cooperative solu
. protesters are holding duelling rallies for and against president mohamed morsi, so let's get straight to cnn's reza sayah in cairo for us. he's joining us now by phone. reza, the muslim brotherhood has called for not one but 2 million man marches in support of morsi. what do you know about those? >> reporter: randi, we are at one of them, and this is a very large gathering. obviously for more than a week now we've seen hundreds of thousands of egyptian protests against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood and now supporters of morsi say it's our turn. tens of thousands have showed up outside of cairo university where we are and saying we support president morsi and like the anti-government protest we can put on a large demonstration, too. a large turnout. a few thousand women. the gathering overwhelmingly men, and it's energized, chanting slogans. again, some of the opposition leaders and in support of the president. really this turnout puts into focus the conflict here between the opposition factions, the liberals, the moderates, the secularists and the president's supporters, the isl
. >>> and egypt's president could be backing off a power group that led to a national crisis. mohamed morsy says he is willing to change the decree that critics say would give him too much power. the offer would not be enough, though, to satisfy the egyptians furious. at least six people have died in clashes, we'll bring you to cairo for the latest on that. >>> and president obama and house speaker john boehner are talking again. but that is about the only thing close to progress in efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama used his weekly address insisting he is ready to make the tough decisions on spending cuts. >> i am willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the one trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. but if we're serious about reducing our deficit while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families then we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that is one principle i wouldn't compromise on. >> spea
's mohammed j j jamjoon. >> reporter: it's horrific details that have emerged the past few hours since we first reported this bombing. activists tell us that around 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. local in syria today that this warplane dropped this shell on this bakery. they say that hundreds of people were lined up outside, that there had been shortages of food throughout the last week. this was the first day that that bakery that had been hit was open and that because of that, at least 100 people they say were killed. the video that we've seen posted online, we can't independently verify it, but it seems to be corroborated by what we've been told by activists. it shows an absolutely grisly scene, mangled bodies in the wreckage of the building and the rubble. you see rebel free syrian army soldiers and civilians trying to tend to the wounded, taking them to the hospital and pulling dead bodies out. men screaming into the camera angry at the regime who they blame for this and asking the world, where are you, why aren't you helping the syrian people. don? >> any explanation, mohammed, from the syrian g
in egypt here. this is a pro-mohamed morsi rally. some pro-morsi rallies taking place. this is all about the so-called power grab by mohamed morsi trying to tell the judges there that they can't overturn any of the decrees he has put in place. now, we have a draft constitution put in place approved by an assembly there. a hurry up draft constitution and citizens will vote on that in a couple of weeks judging from the crowd here, they're certainly pro morsi, but a lot of anger and frustration and this draft constitution does not represent a lot of the people there in egypt. we will continue to follow the story throughout the morning and continue to bring us live pictures and our reporters on the scene there, as well. >> this is also new to cnn. in the past few hours we learned that north korea's young leader kim jung-un plans to launch a rocket within days. this could raise tensions between the world's most secretive nation and the south korean neighbo and the u.s. seoul calls this a brave provocation. this would be south carolina's second attempt. you remember the first the rocket launch
of president mohamed morsi have been filling the streets around cairo university just across the nile river. the opposition is urging anti-government protesters to fill iconic tahrir square in cairo. ian lee joins us by phone. it was quieter at tahrir square earlier this morning. tell me the scene there now. >> reporter: it's still pretty quiet compared to what we saw yesterday. a few thousand people in tahrir square compared to last night where we saw tens if not 100,000 people. today the big story is cairo university and the muslim brotherhood protests. this is the first time we've seen the muslim brotherhood flex some street muscle and send their supporters out into the street. from the estimates we're hearing hundreds of thousands of people are at cairo university in support of president mohamed morsi. and this comes as the constitutional draft was approved by president mohamed morsi and we will see a vote for it in the next 15 days. and one thing that should be stated here is that the islamists should never be underestimated. they've been underestimated since the revolution in every re
. egyptian authorities have detained mohamed jamal abu ak med. he was removed from prison after the downfall of mubarak's regime. susan, what do we now know about the arrest of the alleged terror suspect? >> hi, joe. u.s. authorities are looking at whether this man involved in an egypt-based terror network is responsible for that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11 according to a u.s. official with direct knowledge of the investigation. mohamed achmed was detained by egyptian authorities. the fbi which is conducting the investigation has not had access to him yet. following the attack he popped up on their radar. the official wouldn't comment on what led them to him. joe. >> what does this investigation mean in the big picture for the benghazi attacks? >> it's running on several different tracks. they are looking at a lot of different people to find out if they are connected. in this case, the man is noted as a ultra radical jihadist. 45 years old with a master's in sharia law. after the down fall of hasni mubarak he was released from jail and is believed to with be behi
down in a mass execution. let's go to cnn's mohammed jamjoom. >> after regime forces won a battle, activists say that then servel people there were rounded up and that they were executed by shooting, by stabbing. we've spoken to doctors in that area that said they looked at bodies after this alleged massacre and other activists who say that at least 200 people were killed as a result of this massacre. we've seen video on syrian state tv showing bodies there on the ground, the syrian government for its part is saying that there was a battle in this area that they went in, that they captured and killed numerous terrorists. we should add that terrorist is the term that the syrian government uses to describe rebel opposition fighters. particularly gruesome. we're talking about a death toll that was reported yesterday of at least 397 people. that's according to the local coordination committees. that's the highest one-day death toll they reported since the conflict began in syria nearly two years ago and in that time, we should mention, over 40,000 people have been killed. alison. >> i
syria, where more than 100 people were killed today as they waited in line for bred. mohammed jamjoon is in bay routes. >> reporter: a scene filled with carnage. a massacre, screams the man. they targeted the bakery. a bakery where hungry civilians have been standing in line to get bread. one eyewitness described the grizzly aftermath. >> from 200 meters away, i could see corpses as i walked toward the bakery. bodies piled on top of each other, it was an impossible scene. there was no word to describe it. >> he was one of the first on the scene filmed this video. the wounded are carried away as rebels and civilians dig up mangled corporations from the rubble. shock and grief quickly turned to anger. where are you world asks this man pointing to the destruction. come see the bodies. they were waiting for bread. activists tell cnn this town is full of anti-regime sentiment. >> he was liberated a week ago. the regime surrounded it completely, cutting us off from the world no one was allowed in or out. even water and bread were cut off. we're able to reach an aid organization and able to
to strike anywhere. now, russia says syria is taking steps to keep them safe. mohammed joins me from beirut. what exactly is syria doing. >> good morning, ra ndi. >> he says that syria has started moving its chemical weapons from various sites across the country and consolidated into one site. safe guard these weapons and make sure they don't fall in the hands of the wrong people. there were a lot of concern about this over the last few months. russia is taking this syria and trying to make sure these weapons don't fall into the wrong hands. the u.s. administration, as well as many other countries said for the last few weeks and the last few months if syria used chemical weapons that would be a red line and suffer severe consequences because of it, randi. >> are the weapons still a threat to the rebels? >> well, the rebels maintain that the weapons are a threat to them and a threat to the general population to syria. they said that they believe assad and his regime would result to utilizing those weapons. we should add, though, that the regime said on many occasions that they don't have che
crowds are gathered in cairo's tahrir square. they're protesting against president mohamed morsi and egypt's new constitution. thousands of protesters are supporting the president. they had have constitution one day after it was quickly approved. reza siayah has the news. >> reporter: we have seen hundreds of thousands of egyptians protest against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. now it's the president's supporters and the broorthhood saying it's our turn. >> we support president morsi and his decision. >> we all support president morsi because this decision, we all need it. >> reporter: it's hard to say how many people are here. some say over 100,000. all say they support the president and just like the opposition faction, they can put on a mass demonstration, too. >> this is the real citizens of egypt. >> what about tahrir square? what do you call tahrir square? the protesters here? >> they're protesters and this is democracy. there are people who agree and disagree. >> reporter: there are a few thousand women here but it's overwhelmingly men. they are energized chan
qaeda affiliate committed serious human rights abuses after seizing part of the country. mohammed jamjoon shows us what happen. some of the images we have blurred but they are very graphic, even this, the descriptions of what happened will be upsetting to some viewers. >> reporter: crucifix in cremen. shocking punishment inflicted by al qaeda fighters against a man they claimed was a spy for the u.s. his rotting body left hanging out in the open for days. a warning to anyone who might consider doing the same. in another video, a prisoner, bound and blindfolded, is led to a public square. convicted of spying on the terrorist group for saudi arabia. he is readied for execution. >> as the united states and as saudi arabia have been very, very concerned about al qaeda in the arabian peninsula being able to plot, plan, and launch attacks from their hideouts in yemen, the saudis and the americans have worked together to create these undercover agents. >> reporter: for more than a year, until june, al qaeda and its affiliate were in control of large parts of the province in southern yeme
. thanks. >>> in egypt, opponents of president mohammed morsi are expected to take to the streets again. they were out in force last night in cairo chanting it was time for their president to resign. their anger was sparked two weeks ago when morsi granted himself sweeping powers. last night, morsi refused to rescind that decree, despite calls from proponents calling for him to do so. >>> the photographer who took a picture of a man standing on the subway tracks as a train approached insists he was trying to alert the driver of the train. that photo make it on the front page of the "new york post" it is sparking outrage. people are asking why the photographer did not do more to help the victim? he told anderson cooper he was too far away on the platform to do anything else. >> the only way i thought at that moment was to start clicking away, using the shutter to fire the flash and maybe -- >> you thought that might warn the conductor? >> the victim was pushed on to the tracks. he said the only thing he would have urged him to do differently is to out-run the train. >>> seven new counts
is divided over a new draft constitution. supporters of the president mohamed morsi protested near egypt's high court building today and blocked judges from entering. the high court reacted by indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that will postpone a ruling on the legitimacy of the group that wrote the constitution. president morsi has declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> hungarians took to the streets protesting comments made by a member of the country's far right opposition party. last week a member of the parliament suggested it would be timely to tally up people of jewish ancestry bringing back outrage and memories of the nazi party. the comments followed a debate over fighting in the gaza strip and national security. the lawmaker later apologized and said his remarks were misunderstood. >>> three suicide bombers all in cars today attacked a forward operating base in eastern afghanistan. nato says all the bombers were wearing coalition military uniforms. three afghan soldiers reported killed. also two civilians. it happened in a province where nat
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're learning mohamed morsi is preparing to address his country. the latest on that coming right up. >>> police announced an arrest in the deadly subway altercation in new york city. up next, you'll hear from a man who risked his own life to save a man who fell on to the subway tracks a few years ago. question is, would you be able to do the same thing? we'll be right back. >>> police in new york announcing an arrest in a crime that's shocked this city and most of the country. 30-year-old naeem davis is facing murder charges for shoving another man in front of an oncoming train. the arrest is doing little to quiet questions about why those in the station didn't try to do more or do anything to help lift him off the tracks. a freelance photographer on the scene shot this photo for "the new york post." that's the cover. showed the victim after it was too late to get out of the train's way. the photographer says he was trying to use the flash to alert the train's drivers while others ran for station workers. another photo from "the new york post" shows the man on tracks without the subway in sight
't backing down, despite president mohamed morsi's cancellation of a decree. his critics called it a power grab. they're opposed to referendums scheduled next weekend on egypt's new constitution. >>> and now the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is -- johnny manziel. >> he is known as johnny football. and tonight he made history. texas a&m quarterback johnmy manziel won football's prestigious heisman trophy. he's the first freshman ever to win the award. manziel led a&m to a 10-2 record including a monumental victory over previously undefeated alabama. >>> here's what else we're working on. on nba legend sits down to talk with me about his incredible life and facing death. >> all of a sudden, you realize there's a clock up there with your name on it. >>> blazing up under the space needle. what can seattle expect now that pot's legal there? we get the low-down from someone who knows in amsterdam. >>> a baldwin in trouble with the law again. he comes on to this show to explain himself. >> i want to do the right thing. >>> and the most popular korean pop star on the planet getting he
of mohamed morsi. demonstrators are rallying in cairo in support of the embattled president. >> but opposition factions are calling on rival demonstrators to call out, as well. let's go to ian lee who is in cairo's tahrir square. you are at the scene of the anti-morsi protests. are crowds turning out there? >> this crowd in tahrir square is smaller than what we've seen the previous days, but usually the crowd picks up later into the evening. we've seen tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people in tahrir square. but there's a dueling protest at cairo university where the muslim brotherhood and islamists are calling out for their supporters to show up. this is the first time we're seeing the brotherhood flex its street muscle, if you will. and show their support for the president. there's thousands, tens of thousands at that rally already right now. this is a big moment for them because we haven't seen them come out and give their opinion and this comes as the president morsi embattled as he is, trying to push the country into accepting a new draft constitution, which shoul
this hour. supporters of egypt's embattled president, mohamed morsi, has called for two million man marches today. this follows a week of fierce anti-government protests and we could see much more. demonstrators were also gathering in cairo's tahrir square. they are furious at what they say is a power grab by the president. mr. morsi has said that he just wants to ensure stability until a new constitution is in place. >>> syria may have no working internet right now, but the fighting is raging on. the country's civil war is focusing right now on damascus international airport on the outskirts of the capital. they have surrounded it on one side and trying to keep the war jets grounded and stop its flow of weapons. syrian state-run tv insists the airport is functioning normally, though. >>> ford is issuing a voluntary recall of its 2013 escape and fusion models today. there are reports of engines overheating and then vehicle fires when the engine is running. there have been no injuries reported, but if you own one of these models, ford wants you to contact the dealer immediately. repair proce
, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is live for us in cairo this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: soledad, we're getting the first signs that maybe, just maybe, cooler heads are prevailing and peace could be extraordinary in front of the presidential palace. within the past 20 minutes, we've seen about a few thousand of president morsi's supporters move away from the palace area and the crowd seems to be thinning out. we're getting reports that this
is underway in egypt right now. president mohammed morsi headed to the polls today to vote on a new constitution for his country. he has urged egyptians to support it, but some opposition parties want them to reject it. they fear this will consolidate islamist power and say it tramples on civil rights. >>> the united states has given the go ahead to send patriot anti-ballistic missiles to turkey along with 400 troops to operate them. now, this means the u.s. forces for the first time will be in direct position to take action against the assad regime in syria next door. but officials say the surface to air missiles are for defensive purposes only. >>> and this man may soon return to power as japan's next prime minister. the head of japan's liberal democratic party. voters head to the polls this weekend to pick the new parliament. and japan's next government will face a struggling economy and heightened tensions with china and north korea. >>> in london, a mass has just been held at westminster cathedral for the nurse who apparently killed herself after she transferred that prank call
's go to cnn's mohammed jamjoom. yesterday was the deadliest day since january of last year. claims of a mass execution coming out. tell me more about it. >> that's right, alison, opposition activists reporting at least 397 people killed yesterday. that's a staggering number, even by the standards in syria where these days routinely we're hearing that well over 100 people a day were killed because of the fighting there. what we're hearing, the reports that are emerging that in hums province that at least 200 people were killed after regime forces retook a city from the rebel free syrian army forces. now, one activist told us that they got some of their information from a captured syrian soldier that told them that many people had been rounded up. that they had been taking to a petro chemical plant there and executed. we're still trying to get more details about this. the syrian government for their part said they went in and that they captured and killed a lot of terrorists. terrorists is the term they use when they're referring to opposition fighters. this sounds like a horrific cr
was a success. >>> in egypt, president mohamed morsi cast his ballot today for a new draft constitution. voters there deciding whether the controversial document will go into effect. the days leading up to today's vote have been marred by many protests and violence. back to you, soledad. >>> we know that there was a report that a relative of the shooter said that he suffered -- the shooter suffered some, quote, kind of autism. we want to get to dr. mac wh whiznitser, an autism expert at a hospital in cleveland. and he provided some more clarification for us on this. thanks for being with us. i appreciate it. i think this brings us into a conversation about mental illness and about something else which i guess is developmental, which is autism. my nephew is autistic, so i know a little bit about this. there are many people who would say, well, what is a kind of autism -- which is quoting the gentleman who apparently told investigators that about the shooter. what do you think he's talking about? >> well, if you look at the classic definition of autism or autism spectrum disorder, it's a developm
. >> high level defection there. mohammed jamjoom joins me from beirut. we're hearing reports of how the rebels helped him make his escape to turkey. >> reporter: that's right, victor. the rebel free syrian army spokesperson we spoke with earlier in the day said it was an arduous journey, took longer than they anticipated. at one point they were transporting the major general by scooter and that it took hours longer than they thought it would, he finally got across the border into turkey. we have been trying to reach the major general. we have not been able to yet. but the rebel free syrian army says this is very significant. this is a morale boost for the rebels there. now, even though this isn't making any difference on the ground in syria right now, and it is a horribly violent day, 60 killed so far, the fact of the matter is if this man who he says he is, and if he's as high rank is as he says he is, co-provide kcohe could provide key intelligence to the rebels and the international community as well. >> soon we'll hit the two-year mark for what has been happening in syria and ov
, this is in cairo. it was there last night that supporters and owe points of president mohamed morsi clashed. they hurled rocks and molotov cocktails at each other. at least five people were killed, hundreds injured. the root of the violence is what many believe is morsi's grab for power. ian lee joins us this morning. what's happening right now. >> reporter: we have the elite republican guard, the people tasked with protecting the president. they are putting up barbed wire and road blocks, diverting traffic and people away and trying to keep the two sides, the pro-morsi and the anti-morsi protesters away from each other. last flight we saw thousands of pro-morsi supporters camp outside of the presidential palace, that is after they went there and removed, by force, the anti-morsi protesters. but now we have a small -- protests are planned for today against morsi and their plan to defe descend, again, on the presidential palace. >> a direct constitution has been approved and egyptians are scheduled to vote on it next week. is there something in this proposal that has protesters so angry? >>
the prophet mohamed. >> we've heard calls for ambassador rice to resign. are you in favor of that? >> no. that's shooting the messenger. she was told to go out and do that. i blame the secretary of state, i blame the operatives in the white house and i blame our national security adviser. if the president didn't know exactly what happened, he sure as hell should have. >> cia director david petraeus steps down after admitting to cheating on his wife. tonight new information on his stunning resignation and the latest developments. >> there is a theory that, look, come on, we had great generals, mcarthur, patton, eisenhower, j.f.k., clinton, they all had affairs. what do you say to that? >> well, i don't think the idea -- the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. i think the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked into right into one of the most blackmailable situations you can have. it's good the u.s. found out about it before the russians or chinese. it's not that he's a general messing around, and according to the code of the justice that's not allow
by the muslim brotherhood. that's the party of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the mauritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one group they are concerned about is al qaeda in the islamic maghreb. that's the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us that aqim is actually consolidating and getting stronger in the region. without international military intervention, mali's military won't be able to push them out. he told me he doesn't even have enough guns for his soldiers. >>> it's been 484 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing get it back? incomes and consumer spending fell in october. experts we spoke to said sandy had a significant impact on the numbers. >>> and new problems for susan rice. this is different than what you thi
, supports of president mohammed morsi demonstrated outside the high court. they say they're moving all distractions. not all egyptians are pleased with the new constitution. many protesting against the president. so why is there so much animosity over the president and what is going on there? well, cnn international anchor joins us now. something seriously wrong has happened in egypt with so much going on. why are people so an bring right now. >> a lot of people say how this constitution was passed, saying the president is a far row saying mubarak didn't have power to make decisions beyond any judicial review. to do this, they passed this against the wishes of the secular opposition, a lot of these people who were on the panel writing this constitution, boycotted, they opposed it because they said it didn't reflect their views. so this was passed in this hasty way assuming these extraordinary powers, and what morsi was saying, he actually assumed these powers to make sure that his constitution is passed, that the judges in the high constitutional court refused to go to work this mornin
by president mohamed morsi's power grab. thousands broke through a barrier before throwing rocks and bottles at morsi's home. they also spray painted graffiti on the palace walls. morsi sparked new outrage yesterday after he refused to back off his controversial plan to expand his presidential powers which give him immunity from judicial oversight. >>> a small victory for john mcafee today after he took his fight to stay in guatemala to the country's highest court. mcafee's attorney tells martin savidge a judge granted a stay today that allows him to remain in the country until his immigration case can be heard in court. his attorney says that could take a month or more. the software pioneer has been fighting deportation to belize where he is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his neighbor there. >>> george zimmerman's lawyers filed several new motions today. among them, his legal team wants his gps monitoring removed. zimmerman who is charged with the murder of trayvon martin has been electronically monitored since april. his attorneys also requested the state to hand over docu
24th. >>> violence and protests have shattered egypt's calm and raised alarm in washington. mohamed morsi is meeting with members of the opposition to end the worst crisis since he took office. let's bring in rasa. oppositions are snubbing today's meeting. >> that's why i don't think that many people are too optimistic that these talks will have a positive outcome because the top leaders of the opposition said the president hasn't met their demands. remember, this was a suggestion made by the president thursday night when he made his televised address. he asked the leaders of the different political factions to get together at the palace today to talk things out and the political factions and their leaders said no. however, last night the president did make a statement that could be construed and viewed by the opposition as a concession. he made a statement saying he is willing to postpone this nationwide referendum on the draft constitution that is scheduled for next saturday, december 15th. he said he's willing to do it if he's guaranteed that the courts will not challenge him. is
callinged a possible suspect in the benghazi attack. mohammed abu ahmed was arrested a couple of weeks ago and remains in custody while the investigation goes on. u.s. authorities believe he may have been involved in the september 11th terrorist hit that killed chris stevens and three other americans according to a u.s. official. the fbi which is conducting the investigation hasn't had access to abu ahmed. he's known as a radical jihadist, 45 years old, master's degree in shari'a lie. he's known to be working with another group. officials say he has denied any connection to the attack on the u.s. consulate or being affiliated with al qaeda. he's also believed to be connected to a heavily armed terror cell that was raided in october when five people were arrested. sources say they're looking at several people in the attack. the fbi has been covering a lot of territory, but they're still facing roadblocks we do know that the fbi had hoped to question a tunisian suspect but after finally getting him face to face, al harzi refused to speak. that's just one suspect. abu ahmed is another. we don
's that the government and the forces of mohammed morsi are just better at getting people to the polls to vote for it. >> precisely and that's why this kind of super presidency is so dangerous. it's not like he's getting 80% of the vote. in the last election, he won just 24% of the vote. then they had a run off, then he got 51% o f the vote. egypt is a divided country. the question is, can the liberals, democrats and the good guys organize themselves to fight this stuff. exactly. >> form a party, so to speak. >> rather than four. and you know what? this is going to be their drama and they've got to make it work. >> and the drama today with this move seems rather frightening for people who watched what happened in tahrir square. we all watched as camels and horses came in and attacking people and beating them. what do we know about the kind of martial law that the president decided needs to be instill? >> he claims it's temporary. it's bet erat than ruling by constitutional decree. the constitution everyone wants to put in place would not allow him to do this kind of thing. let's hope it's a temporary
's new constitution. today, the embattled president mohamed morsi amended a law so voters can no longer cast their ballots outside of their electoral districts. this is what they have been doing in the past. >> reporter: the clock is ticking to saturday's nationwide vote on egypt's constitution. opposition factions, the moderates, liberals out in mass tonight, protesting against the president and the process by which the constitution was drafted. supporters of the president were out, too. unlike last week, both sides behaved sensibly. no violence or clashes. the protests were peaceful. you get the impression, the opposition is running out of time. the referendum is on saturday. beyond protests, it doesn't look like they have many options. the president's position is if the opposition doesn't like the constitution, they can vote no on saturday. tomorrow, opposition leaders set to decide whether they will take part in the referendum. >> thank you. >>> next to mali where the country's interim president has appointed a new prime minister. the announce came hours after the country's former p
to say this was a spontaneous attack, try to link it to that mohammed movie that president obama tried to link it to for the next two weeks. >> do you think she lied? >> i don't know that. for me she's unqualified to be secretary of state because she doesn't seem to have the independent judgment to make analysis like these talking points don't make sense. >> president obama said after the resignation came in, i deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice in recent weeks. the other thing i've been hearing today from many people in washington is, look, yes, the benghazi thing was probably part of this, but actually what worsened her case really was when she went to try and have it out with senators mccain and the others and really came off second best again. she got led down a garden path and came out with thorns everywhere. and people were saying, you know, she's just a bit inexperienced to deal with bruises like this. what does that mean for her on the world stage. is that a fair criticism? >> also fair. was she in above her head? quite possible. maybe she was in abov
of nato. they asked for this as a defensive measure. in egypt, president mohamed h morsi deciding whether the controversial document goes into effect. the days leading up to today's vote has been marred by many protests and violence. >>> a mass was held today for a nurse that hung herself after a prank call. her husband and children spoke publicly for the first time since her death. jacinthca took the hoax call. the funeral will be held on monday in southern india. wolf. >> deb, thanks very much. here's what we know right now. the bodies of all 26 victims, six children, six adults have been taken out of the school and transported to the medical examiner's office in connecticut. investigators will remain at the school for at least the next day or two. they are still gathering evidence. the identities of the victims will be released shortly. we're standing by for a news conference. we'll have live coverage here on cnn. police say they have identified the shooter as a 20-year-old, adam lanza. they say he forced his way into the school. they are not revealing exactly how he got in, at least n
on his own people. mohammed jamjoom joins us with that part of the story. >> reporter: state officials have said they believe syrians are loading chemical weapons, precursors for sarin, a deadly nerve gas on to aerial bomb that is could be dropped on the syrian people. monday cnn reported that u.s. officials believed that the syrians had begun mixing chemicals that could be used to weaponize sarin, but there were no signs that the syrian regime was going to do anything with those weapons. they maintain yet again today that they have no intention of using chemical weapons in syria. carol? >> mohammed jamjoom in beirut this morning. >>> sad ending for a month-long search of two missing cousins. the bodies of 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lyric cook were found by hunters in the wooded area. the two girls have been missing since july. jim spellman has been following the story since lyric and elizabeth went missing. you know, i know the families were hopeful till the end. what a saddened. >> yeah, indeed. we haven't gotten official word from police that the two podiatries fou
mohamed morsi put in place his new voting rules as the protests turn violent ahead of the saturday's vote on the controversial constitutional referendum. the new rules restrict voters from casting their ballots outside their electoral districts which had been allowed in the past. this announcement comes just hours after masked gunmen attacked these opposition protesters, happening overnight in cairo's tahrir square. nine protesters were injured, four of them critically. their attackers fired bird shot pellets, threw molotov cocktails. what will the new voter rules mean for this week's referendum? >> reporter: i don't know if you hear me. i'm having trouble hearing you. but about an hour ago -- >> we're having a tough time hearing reza. we're going to work on that connection and bring him back up. because it is important to talk about what is happening now in anticipation of the weekend. let me get you caught up, though, on our lead story out of michigan. take a look. >> vo >> veto! >> the republican-led legislature passed two right to work bills just within this past hour. one is for publ
killed as they lined up at a bakery to get the bread. mohammed jamjoon joins us by phone from beruit. some of the video you are about to see is extremely graphic. what can you tell us? >> dana, it's horrific and grizzly details that are emerging. opposition activist says hundreds were lined up to get bread from the bakery. the first time it opened in over a week in the town of haifa. it was shelled by a warplane overhead and at least 1200 people killed in the attack. the amateur video posted online shows an extremely gruesome scene. mangled corpses in the rubble. you can see rebel army officers and civilians trying to help the wounded. a terrible, terrible tragedy according to whom we've been speaking with. that town harbors a lot of anti government sentiment. liberated by rebels just a week ago. and because of that, they were targeted by the regime yesterday. they issues a statement and blame what happened to terrorists, and that's the term they use when talking about rebel fighters. the townspeople called for help. called for intervention from the syrian regime. and they sent in mi
, the party of mohammed morsi. frustrated coptic christians walked out because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the -- is warning tension could backfire. the reason, that's something of great concern and one group they're worried about is the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us aqim is actually consolidating and getting stronger and without intervention, he says mali's military won't be able to push them out. >>> it has been 484 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? incomes and consume er spending fell in october. economists said sandy had a significant effect on the numbers. >>> and new problems for susan rice. this is different than what you think i'm about to say. after weeks of criticize m from republicans, she now faces scrutiny over her personal investments. stock holdings listed in her financial disclosure report raise a potential conflict of interest if she w
of president mohamed morsi packed the streets near cairo university as morsi sets a date for a vote on the new constitution. morsi's critics say the constitution was rushed through and paves the way for islamic law. >>> mexico has a new president, enrique pena nieto took the oath of office before the country's congress. his inauguration returned the institutional revolutionary party to power 12 years after being turned out of office. that doesn't sit well with mexicans who accuse it of buying the election. hundreds clashed with police outside congress. >>> north korea is going to try again. they want to take another stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, to place a satellite into orbit. this is all coming from north korea state run media. the rocket will be similar to this one. the planned launch, the window is between december 10th and 22nd. u.s. state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by the north koreans provocative. >>> take a look at live pictures from the white house, which is marking world aids day. a day to ponder the fight against hiv and aids. nations arou
. supporters of embattled president mohammed morsi surrounded the court building today to keep the judges from entering. the court was due to rule on the parliament. >>> nobody loved basketball and teaching kids more than rick. that's how one friend and colleague is remembering rick majerus. he has died at the age of 64. he stepped down from st. louis university last month for health reasons, and he had only one losing season in 25 years. >>> this morning former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition in a houston hospital. he is being treated for bronchitis and in a hospital now for more than a week. at 88 the world war ii veteran is the oldest living former president. >>> it is the latest chapter in the texas battle against polygamist sect leader warren jeffs. this past week the state attorney general's office announced it will try to seize jeffs' ranch where prosecutors say he and other leaders sexually abused children. joining us for today's faces of faith is a former member of jeffs' fundamentalist church and the woman who discovered that ranch's location. when jeffs initia
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